WHAT IS A CAUCUS?
A caucus is a gathering where members of a political party select candidates or decide policy.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE IOWA CAUCUS?
The Iowa Caucus is held every election year, allowing grassroots activists to influence party platforms and run for positions as delegates to county conventions. In presidential election years, attendees vote in favor of a candidate for president of the United States.
WHY IS THE IOWA CAUCUS SPECIAL?
Iowans have the unique position of being the first citizens to cast a ballot for their party’s nominee.
WHEN ARE THE IOWA CAUCUSES?
This year, Iowa Caucuses will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, February 1st, 2016.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Only registered voters in Iowa who are at least 18 years old by the 2016 general election (held on November 8th) may participate in this year's Iowa Caucus. Learn more about how to register to vote in Iowa here.
WHERE ARE IOWA CAUCUSES HELD?
1,681 precincts will meet in nearly 700 locations around the state, primarily in public buildings and churches.
WHERE DO I GO TO CAUCUS?
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidates (R-L) Ohio Governor John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pose for photographers prior to the Fox News - Google GOP Debate January 28, 2016 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Residents of Iowa will vote for the Republican nominee at the caucuses on February 1. Donald Trump, who is leading most polls in the state, decided not to participate in the debate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)